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by hummingbirdstones
Jun 22, 2021 20:29:37 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing

Please let us know if you need help sorting out any challenges or technical issues experienced while using this forum. Feel free to use this area for testing purposes. Unregistered guests are allowed to post in this "technical help" board if having trouble registering, or a registered member who has become locked out for technical reasons.

153 1,388 Marking threads/forums as "read"
by Brian
May 14, 2021 13:37:12 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 8 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

5,060 62,752 Help with my DIY Vibe
by quartz
Jun 22, 2021 23:22:51 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 2 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

3,619 49,651 RTH Macro Photos
by saxplayer
Jun 18, 2021 22:31:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 7 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

11,181 149,161 POG slammer
by Pat
Jun 22, 2021 22:51:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

4,832 59,806 This morning's wrap
by miket
Jun 18, 2021 9:37:44 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

946 13,270 Morrisonite earrings
by beefjello
Jun 19, 2021 17:41:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving - 2 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

337 4,704 Dremel Diamond Drum
by miket
Jun 1, 2021 15:06:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations, intarsia, glass, metal, etc.

Show off your finished creations, or on-going projects, using various materials or methods that exercise your creativity and expand your lapidary skills, while inspiring others to grow with you

1,637 24,728 Door Stops
by amygdule
Jun 7, 2021 21:11:40 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones - 2 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

103 1,488 The Facetier
by mgdesigns
Jun 21, 2021 15:28:06 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

152 2,658 My smallest sphere
by callmerob
Jun 18, 2021 15:11:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for lapidary specific posts that are deemed exceptional and informative, and important to be preserved as a topic specific article or DIY tutorial. Please do not post questions in these areas - posts are created here as topic specific tutorials or moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock Tumbling Tutorials, Creating Cabochons Tutorials, Wire Wrapping Tutorials, Metal Smithing Tutorials, Other Articles and Tutorials

by vwfence
Jun 21, 2021 15:27:43 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

553 4,461 Identifying Rocks - 6 Basic Tests
by oooshiny
Jun 20, 2021 16:25:33 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 8 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

13,380 144,838 Just wanted to say a big thank you to @OldSchoolRocker!
by hummingbirdstones
Jun 22, 2021 21:02:36 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 1 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,078 62,727 Noreena
by stephan
Jun 21, 2021 0:57:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 3 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


1,863 23,214 Looking for an old Lortone TS-8 Trim saw table...
by Starguy
Jun 22, 2021 14:37:55 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 5 Viewing

Show us your specimen pieces, polished or not. Slabs or thunder-eggs or any other rock related item destined for a display case because it is just too beautiful or too important to cut up

3,462 39,992 Teepee Canyon Agates - I'll Show Mine If You Show Yours
by stephan
Jun 23, 2021 0:39:40 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,121 12,002 Spearheads by rickb the master
by jasoninsd
Jun 20, 2021 20:55:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 5 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

2,898 24,032 Any help appreciated
by oooshiny
Jun 22, 2021 17:57:39 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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No New Posts Member Photography - 2 Viewing

A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,906 136,260 Baby Cooper Fledged Today (Updated - There are 3!)
by hummingbirdstones
Jun 22, 2021 20:28:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests - 1 Viewing

Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

772 25,390 *~OPEN~* Cabochon Challenge, Jun 2021 Theme: BRECCIATED
by NDK
Jun 22, 2021 19:56:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,708 32,043 Hairy Mosquito
by rockjunquie
Jun 20, 2021 13:41:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice

Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,343 11,001 Panama agate quartz lot aprox 25kg
by hummingbirdstones
Jun 15, 2021 9:26:11 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 2 Viewing

Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,430 29,090 More petrified wood RTH auction
by Tommy
Jun 22, 2021 22:42:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 3 Viewing

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

12,001 162,756 The Official Day In Pictures Thread™️
by amygdule
Jun 23, 2021 0:24:27 GMT -5


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rickb: Jun 21, 2021 21:12:55 GMT -5
Wooferhound: Hello wonderful person, we're here talking about our beautiful Sun, it gives life and it also takes it away. Jun 21, 2021 21:34:30 GMT -5
1dave: A tisket a tasket I miss my old fashioned casket! I NEED it when the sun comes out. Jun 21, 2021 22:54:28 GMT -5
mohs: damn ! a sheet pan ! that what I need 8-) Jun 21, 2021 23:29:39 GMT -5
rickb: Pre-heat sheet pan (between 12PM and 4PM) before placing frozen pizza - cook for 12-15 mins. & crust brown Jun 22, 2021 5:43:44 GMT -5 *
Wooferhound: I prefer Stir-fried Pizza Jun 22, 2021 6:39:34 GMT -5
mohs: (rofl) Jun 22, 2021 9:55:04 GMT -5
rickb: Jun 22, 2021 12:07:40 GMT -5
mohs: wok'n (chewie) 2 ! Jun 22, 2021 13:03:49 GMT -5
mohs: doesn't take long for m (smart) hs to catch on to a (sunshine) ideas... Jun 22, 2021 13:31:56 GMT -5
mohs: Jun 22, 2021 13:32:25 GMT -5
mohs: that sheet pan was there for less 2 minutes and it was baking hot! Jun 22, 2021 13:33:58 GMT -5
rickb: (thumbs-up) Solar Pizza Express Jun 22, 2021 13:55:13 GMT -5 *
mohs: HoHoKam technology Jun 22, 2021 13:57:10 GMT -5
mohs: chef solarbri Jun 22, 2021 13:59:12 GMT -5 *
rockpickerforever: And can you believe some people are stupid enough to leave their dogs in their car on a hot day? "Oh, but I cracked all the windows." Doh! Those people should have to suffer the same fate. And no pizza for them! Jun 22, 2021 16:32:38 GMT -5
rickb: Solar hot dog cooker Jun 22, 2021 18:43:59 GMT -5
mohs: 2 minutes max or ya get a burnt weenie Jun 22, 2021 18:52:05 GMT -5
mohs: or a peppered peños Jun 22, 2021 21:17:16 GMT -5 *
mohs: some folks like it that way. Jun 22, 2021 21:17:49 GMT -5 *